Oxford Business College, established in 1985, is an independent education and training establishment specialising in a range of business, undergraduate and English language programmes. Each course is tailored specifically to the needs of today’s student, with flexible start dates throughout the year, competitive fees and with scholarship places available. This all makes the College ideal for anyone embarking on their career or as an alternative route to a degree, postgraduate or professional qualification. The College can provide you with the opportunity to fast-track a degree in two years (including a final year at university) instead of the usual three years or more, saving you time and money. The College is situated in the centre of Oxford, and therefore in a perfect location for our students to enjoy all the tremendous attributes the city has to offer.

Academic Strengths

Not only do our tutors have outstanding academic qualifications, but many also have extensive experience in senior management positions, making your studies a perfect balance of academic and practical learning. In addition, our tutors have many years teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our small class sizes and personalised teaching methods all contribute to the College’s outstanding pass rates in all qualifications.

Student Support and Pastoral Care

We are particularly well known for our individual care and attention and each student is unique and important to us. Our friendly staff and experienced tutors are here to help you succeed every step of the way. Every student has a personal tutor along with access to a counsellor and College doctor. We operate an open-door policy which means that there is always a staff member ready to help you. Additionally, we are proud of the diversity of our students, whose various nationalities and widely differing backgrounds offer great networking opportunities.

The College provides fast-track programmes thereby widening access to an increasing number of students who have visa, family and/or work restrictions. The College offers flexible timetabling and one-to-one mentoring for those who find that they could benefit from additional support, whether for academic or personal requirements.


Most of our programmes allow you to start your studies in January, April, July and October, with the majority of subjects being assessed rather than examined. You can enrol on our Business English Language Preparation programme on any Monday.

The qualifications that can be obtained include BTEC Higher National Certificate (level 4/year 1 of a degree) and BTEC Higher National Diploma (level 5/year 2 of a degree) in Business Management. We also give you the option to specialise in different pathways on our HNC and HND programmes. These pathways include Marketing, Human Resources, Management Studies, Accounting, and Law. After your Foundation course or HNC, you can choose either to remain at the College to progress to the next level of study or, with our support and assistance, apply to a wide selection of UK universities.

Foundation Diploma programme in Business, Engineering and Law

The Foundation Diploma programme is designed for international students wishing to improve their English and secure a place on an undergraduate degree course at a British university. We combine the Business English Language Programme with the Foundation Diploma in Business, Engineering or Law. This diploma is awarded by Oxford Business College and successful completion can enable students a first-year entry into many UK universities.

Duration: Fast track 6 months to 9 months.

Please contact the College for assistance if you do not have an IELTS score.

Undergraduate Courses

Oxford Business College offers Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND in Business, Marketing, Accounts and Human Resource Management pathways) all of which are delivered at the College and awarded by Edexcel.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body accredited by the UK government.

The Edexcel HNC/HND qualification is accepted by all UK universities for direct entry onto their degree programmes.

With our fast-track HND route – lasting 12 months – you could obtain your degree in two years, since HND qualification leads to a “top-up” final year of many UK universities,* saving time and money!

Duration: Course lengths vary according to track chosen, but can be as short as six months for HNC and 12 months for HND

*Subject to individual university criteria


Tier 4 visas are available for international students.

College Accommodation

Oxford Business College offers newly built student halls of residence. This dedicated student accommodation is located near Oxford city centre and walking distance from the College.

Contact Us

Contact the OBC team who are ready to help you: admissions@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk\/dev/dev

Tel: 01865 791908  Multilingual staff available –we speak your language.

65 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ